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A New Year’s Treat – We Get Email

A New Year’s Treat – We Get Email

We get plenty of email here at The Lab. Most of them are links to cool projects, interesting articles, and other neat-o stuff sent in by our wonderful readers. (Seriously, you all are fantastic with that. Never stop.) But every so often, we get weird-o spam or requests to write guest posts with embedded links to outside websites, for… profit? I don’t know. Anyway, rather than ignore th... »

My Eyes, Brain and Common Sense Cry for Thee, Picasso

My Eyes, Brain and Common Sense Cry for Thee, Picasso

One of my 5 jobs is freelance work for an art dealer. I do framing and matting and stuff. Today, I was delivered a print that needs to be sent to a paper conservator for restoration before it can be framed. I took one look at the print and spoke the following sentence: “What the hell?! I wouldn’t do this to a shitty poster let alone a Picasso!” »

Calendar Curiosities – Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí

Calendar Curiosities – Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí

Okay here’s the thing – I could write endlessly about Salvador Dalí; his life, his art, his genius, madness and goofiness, how he and the other Surrealists were heavily influenced by early psychology, how he incorporated atomic theory into his art, how he has influenced me since I was 15-years-old and so on, for pages and pages and pages. Instead, I will direct you lovely folks to his ... »

NECSS 2012

NECSS 2012

In less than a week, The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) will be taking place in New York City. This will be my fourth time attending NECSS and each year has been funner than the last. I've gotten to meet so many people who I had previously known only as teeny little avatars.  As it turns out, meeting people that you are friends with online, in person, is super-fan... »

AI: Show Us Your Goods

AI: Show Us Your Goods

With the recent upgrade of our commenting system comes a pretty fantastic opportunity. You, dear reader, can now log in using any number of programs including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, G+, Steam & OpenID. But even better, you can now post images in the comments. We can have some real fun with this, gang. So let's start off with some sharing. The featured image today is a sna... »

Guest Post: Mad Fish Monger Makes A Mad Art Bag

Guest Post: Mad Fish Monger Makes A Mad Art Bag

Many of you probably already know Mad Fish Monger as a long time commenter here or as an even longer time commenter on Skepchick. But did you know that she makes stuff? Cooooool stuff? Well she does and today she’s going to school you. It’s activity time! Take it away Mad Fish Monger - Hullo everyone, I’m the Mad Fish Monger, and I like to make things out of other things. I like ... »

Happy Birthday To Us! Mad Art Lab’s One Year Anniversary

Happy Birthday To Us! Mad Art Lab’s One Year Anniversary

Friends! Family! Lovers! Today marks our 1st birthday here at Mad Art Lab. And to celebrate, Anne baked us a cake. »

Twinkie – The Opera

Twinkie – The Opera

Hostess, the makers of the iconic Twinkie, has recently filed for bankruptcy protection. The tasty treats are feared to soon be extinct (despite the myth that they have some sort of infinite shelf-life). But daytime talk-show host, Wendy Williams, has taken on the mantle of saving the Twinkie from certain doom. To that end, she invited Friend of Mad Art Lab, mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, to sing S... »

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